Sure, I'm all for finding extraterrestrial life. I've always wanted alien love slave girls, like Twi'lek dancing chicks.
I can tell you with out a shadow of a doubt that there is life out there , think about it this way , if there have been millions and millions of species on our one little planet which is relativly young then there is no way we are alone , chances are most quite a few races out there are far beyond anything we could imagine.
Hey, I'm a plucker of sorts . And yes foxie, I think that our planet is a geological marvel. Water in this quantity must be incredibly rare, just look at the other planets. Also, the concentration of heavy elements on this planet allowed us to create insane things. Planets that support this form of life are rare indeed. It would be interesting to see what forms of life evolved outside of the kind, accomodation properties of carbon.Hey, if AlexInsane wasn't deliberately setting up for a Starcraft joke, I'm Sasquatch. It was dangling there, like a ripe fruit on a tree...
The trouble with extra terrestrial life is the time. Sure, there's probably other life out there, but what are the chances of it existing in the same few thousand years of us, and crossing the millions of light years in those thousands of years, and finding our rock ... The 'ands' go on and on and on. Odds are stacked against us, peeps.
But the Earth is beautiful -- a tiny, wonderful jewel given to us by those same improbable odds. Nothing wrong with looking and hoping, but lets not lose sight of what we already have.